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COMPLETE NAME OF THE ACTION:

Realising DReAMS (Developing Resources and Access to Municipal Services) for South and Southeast Asian Local Authorities Project

TOTAL DURATION OF THE ACTION:

36 months, January 16, 2010 to January 16, 2013

PROJECT AIM:

To enable and support Local Authorities to achieve sustainability in their services and urban governance and assist in the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (namely MDG 1 and 7). The local authorities will be facilitated to take informed and well-planned decisions with the help of two tested and accepted innovative tools: the environment and natural resource management system (ecoBUDGET) and the Poverty Database Monitoring System (PDMS).

OBJECTIVES OF THE ACTION:

  1. Awareness Generation
  2. Capacity Building
  3. Natural Resources Management
  4. Reduction of Poverty

PARTNERS:

  1. Bohol – Project Applicant
  2. Guntur Municipal Corporation (India)
  3. Province of Stung Treng (Cambodia)
  4. Municipality of Thimpu (Bhutan)
  5. Municipality of Rajshahi (Bangladesh)
  6. Municipality of Vaxjo (Sweden)
  7. Municipality of Bologna (Italy)
  8. ICLEI – Southeast Asia Secretariat
  9. ICLEI – South Asia Secretariat
  10. ICLEI – European Secretariat

TARGET GROUPS:

  1. Service Providers
  2. Decision Makers and City Administrators
  3. Non-State Actors and Local Communities
  4. Specifically poor and vulnerable groups
  5. Other neighboring cities by sharing experiences and developments

FINAL BENEFICIARIES:

The whole citizenship in the Asian local authorities taking part in the project

ESTIMATED RESULTS:

In each single Asian Local Authorities:

  1. ecoBUDGET adoption
  2. Adoption of PDMS software as support for ecoBUDGET
  3. Creation of local support network
  4. Implementation of ecoBUDGET cycle
  5. Roll-out strategy for the systems transfer to other local governments within the country
  6. List of selected local governments with interest expressed in the initiative

Main activities:

  1. Project Preparation
  2. Events (Project Meetings, Conferences, Field and Study Visits)
  3. Training and Capacity Building
  4. Activity related to PDMS
  5. Activity related to ecoBUDGET
  6. Linking ecoBUDGET and PDMS
  7. Regional Support and International Advocacy
  8. Dissemination
  9. Monitoring and Evaluation of the Project

Bohol specific action: Piloting of municipalities:

With the goal of linking and integrating both ecoBUDGET and the PDMS tools, select municipalities in Bohol will be first piloted with Tubigon as lead municipality. The following shall be the criteria that will be used for the selection of the pilot municipalities:

 

  1. One for each BIAD
  2. Cooperative Chief Executive
  3. Cooperative and reliable Municipal Planning and Development Coordinators
  4. Emerging local governance resource center in the BIAD
  5. Readiness to develop the integrated ecoBUDGET + PDMS tools or the DReAMS database software
  6. Willingness to integrate the DReAMS database in their respective Annual Investment Plans for year 2011
  7. Candidate-Municipalities for the piloting:

7.1.       BIAD 1 – Maribojoc

7.2.       BIAD 2 – Tubigon

7.3.       BIAD 3 – Talibon

7.4.       BIAD 4 – Jagna

7.5.       BIAD 5 – Pilar

 

 

 

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